Jefferson, Georgia 1957


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Jefferson, Georgia ~ 1957



News around Jefferson . . .


The first week of January saw a rash of burglaries around Jefferson. Drakes General Merchandise was broken into and several firearms, watches and other small items were taken. The Wyatt Williamson store in Arcade had around $ 100 in merchandise stolen in a break-in including a pistol and some shells. The Arthur Parr store was hit for cigarettes, cigars and items totaling around $75.00. Herman White was hit with the same small items taken for a value of around $ 50.00.

The first two weeks after Christmas saw Belk-Gallant in Commerce stage an extraordinary sale on in-store items; boys dress shoes, ladies dresses, boys dungarees, boys flannel shirts, boys dress pants, work shirts, boys caps and briefs, men’s sports shirts, ladies hats and handbags, Various hand cloths and table cloths, pillows, blankets and various rugs were all on sale for $ 1.00 each.

A year long “Trade-0-Rama” was offered by Anderson Electric Service and Keslers Supermarket starting in January until December 23, 1957. Any customer with at least a $ 1.00 purchase at either business would receive a ticket for a drawing in late December that could win them a $ 10.00 turkey up to a $ 429.00 Monarch Electric range.

Tragedy struck the Jefferson community on January 4 when the Jefferson Mills company airplane crashed about four miles north of the city. Killed in the 9:30 p.m. crash were Southworth Bryan, vice-president and treasurer of Jefferson Mills, Bill Duke, finishing plant superintendent and company pilot Bill Johnson.

The plane, a twin-engine Beachcraft Bonanza was completely destroyed by fire. The crash occurred during drizzling rain and heavy fog in a heavily wooded area about three miles from the Jefferson airport. It would be later determined that the weather was instrumental in the crash of the aircraft.

The Jefferson businessmen were returning from a business trip to Peoria, Illinois.

Southworth Bryan was a native of Jefferson. He had graduated from Martin Institute, attended McCallie Institute in Tennessee and completed his engineering degree at the Georgia School of Technology in Atlanta in 1946. He interrupted his education to serve in the Navy from 1943 to 1945.

Following his graduation from Tech he returned to Jefferson where he became associated with his father and brother Morris, Jr. in the Jefferson Mills family business. In 1945 he married the former Rebekah Scott, the step-daughter of Mr. W. A. Alexander, the Georgia Tech athletic director, and Mrs. Alexander. They had four children; Southworth, 7, Scott, 5, Alex, 3, and one-year old Rebekah.

Mr. Bryan was president of the Jefferson Community gym project, president of the Jefferson Civic Improvement Club when much of their impact was felt after their initial charter. Mr. Bryan was instrumental in starting up the first Boy Scout troop in Jefferson where he still served as a director and Chairman of the troop committee. He currently served as President of the Jefferson Memorial clinic.

He served statewide as a member of the textile education foundation and chaired the Cotton Manufacturers Association safety committee.

Mr. Bryan was 33 years old. He was a member of the Jefferson First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers at this funeral were; Nat Hancock, Storey Ellington, H. L. Garrison, Max Silman, W. L. Erwin, Garnett Spratlin, Dean Dadisman and John Davis.

William Ralph Duke was a popular Jefferson resident and an industrious mill employee that had worked his way to an upper echelon position with the mill after 10 years in the business.

Mr. Duke played on the Jefferson Mill softball team, was a member of the Jefferson Touchdown Club and an American Legion member. He was 33 years old.

Pallbearers at his funeral were; Dean Dadisman, Wilson Wilbanks, Byrd Bruce, Bob Freeman, Emory Stancil, Virgil Adams, Hillyer Johnson and Alva Ray. The full military possession saw a color guard consisting of; Henry Robinson, Alfred Tolbert, Bill Knight and G. T. Kesler.

The firing squad members were; Jimmy Smith, Ernest Brookshire, Willie Craig, Boyd Davis, Hoke Adams, Jimmy Johnson, Charlie Cox III and A. G. Mitchell.

Mr. Duke was survived by his wife, Mrs. Sarah Silman Duke and two children, Cathy, 2, and Billy, 9.

Only a few weeks after the Jefferson Mills Tragedy, a community tragedy of gigantic proportions occurred with the death of prominent Jefferson Physician, Dr. James T. Stovall.

Dr. Stovall passed away at Emory Hospital in Atlanta after an early morning brain aneurysm operation. He was 50 years old.

A native of Commerce, Georgia and Graduate of the University of Georgia Medical school, Dr. Stovall had delivered over 4,000 babies in and around Jackson County during his tenure in Jefferson.

He was well known in the community for his civic involvement as he served as a charter member of the Rotary Club and Civic Improvement Club. He was a deacon at the First Baptist Church in Jefferson.

Pallbearers for his funeral were; W. L. Chandler, W. B. Whitley, Hugh Fisher, Jimmy Hunt, Kenneth Hunt and Thomas Nelson Stovall.

Surviving Dr. Stovall was his wife Isabella Cox Stovall, Daughter Julia Isabella Stovall and son, James Thomas Stovall of Jefferson.

In February Governor Marvin Griffin approved a grant providing $ 30,000 for the completion of the Crawford W. Long Museum.

Jackson County voters passed a bond issue for a new county hospital and a county health center. Bonds for a new court house were voted down.

In February the Jefferson Grand Jury returned 188 indictments.

A new record was established for March of Dimes collections with $ 4,384.95 for the month. This was the most every collected in a single month in Jefferson. Mrs. E. L. Kelly was project chairman.

In January of 1957, at Keslers Supermarket you could purchase a jar of salad dressing for $ 0.39, Black Top pink salmon for $ 0.55 a can, a pound of Baileys Supreme coffee for $ 0.79, a gallon of Clorex for $ 0.35, 1 - 10 pound bag of potatoes for $ 0.39, a pack of carrots for $ 0.10, a pound of margarine for $ 0.20, and chuck roast for $ 0.49 per pound.

On January 22 - 23 at the Roosevelt Theater, Pat Boone was starring in “April Love.”

March 17 - 18 would see Bill Haley and his Comets return to the Roosevelt Theater in the sequel to his “Rock Around the Clock” movie entitled “Don’t Knock the Rock.”

March Saw Miss Kathleen Hawks, an English teacher at Benton Elementary school, named as County Teacher of the Year.

A Wildcat strike at O. E. Szekely associates saw the first picket line ever formed in Jackson County history. Twenty-one workers honored the strike with the balance reporting for work. It lasted only three days with all employees returning to work.

Joe E. Porter was named secretary at Jefferson Mills, Inc.

In April the Jefferson Housing authority approved two projects to build 40 housing units for white and colored residents in Jefferson. Construction would begin on May 20.

On June 4 the New Crawford W. Long Inn opened for business.

C. A. Townes went into office as President of the Jefferson Rotary Club.

June 9 ~ Sarah Louise Barnett became the bride of Kinney Gee. Mrs.  Gee would later become head girls basketball coach at Jefferson and at Jackson County High schools.

July saw a site for the new Banks-Jackson Hospital selected. It was near the Veterans Home in Commerce.

Jefferson Mills donated property for a new county health center in Jefferson on Lee Street.

Herman Braselton took top awards in Peach State Fox hunt, held at Braselton on the 27.

Jackson County formed a new County Civil Defense Counsel with Henry Robinson as Director.

In August Mrs. Annette Braselton became the first foreman of a superior court jury in Jackson County.

Jefferson went to the dial telephone system.

Howard Crow and Doc Berryman received the first Southworth Bryan scholarships from Jefferson Mills to attend Southern Tech in Marietta, Georgia.

September saw Jackson County schools open with 1,795 in Jefferson and 1,337 in Commerce.

The Crawford W. Long Museum was formerly dedicated in Jefferson with senator Richard B. Russell leading the program on September 15.

In October an appeal by James Fulton Foster, the convicted Drake murderer was turned down by the Georgia Supreme Court.

Tom Bryan of Jefferson Mills was elected Director of the Georgia Textile Education Foundation.

The Southworth Division of Jefferson Mills started construction next to Jefferson Mills.

The State of Georgia approved $ 220,000 in state funds to complete the construction of the hospital in Commerce.


Jefferson High school News . . .


In January Miss Martha Jo Blackstock was named as the Jefferson High school teacher of the year for 1956.

The Jefferson girls basketball team consisted of;

Bobbie Wilson, Emma Murphy, Linda Meade, Mary Nell Davis, Junan Davis, Reba Ricks, Mary Frances McNeal, Gloria Langford, Jennie Porter, Shelby Langford, Doris Garrison, Doris Gaines, Alijean Roberts and Doris Skelton.

On February 1, a March of Dimes Benefit game was held at the Jefferson Gym. It featured the undefeated Jefferson Mill team and the varsity Dragons. Starting for the Mill was former Jefferson all-sports star Curtis Segars, former Georgia All-Southeastern Conference star Morris Dinwiddie, high scoring Charlie Middlebrooks, with Bucky Johnson and Davis Roberts rounding out their starting five. Other members of the team were Charlie Cox, Harold Curruth, Carroll Bufford, John Godfrey, Wayne Wages, and Hershel Middlebrooks.

For the Dragons Edwin McClure, Lewis Gailey, Billy Ricks, Benny Tompkins and Johnny Melvin would start. Other team members were; Jerry “Ace” Adams, Gary Duke, Bobby Potter, Leroy Williamson, Daniel Gasaway and Roy Evans.

The Strong rebounding mill team won easily 71 to 46 as Dinwiddie scored 31 and Middlebrooks 22.

The Jefferson B-Team downed Commerce for their tenth consecutive win on January 26. Members of the team were; Norman Botelho, Talmadge Perry, Lynn Brothers, Charles Gilbert, Don Truluck, Dan Truluck, James Aaron, Tommy Carithers, Darrell McEver, Jeff Davis, Jerry Middlebrooks, Brian Duke, Steve Jackson and Don Jackson.


In February Bryan High school won second place in the District basketball tournament. Carroll Newton paced the team with stellar play from C.D. Kidd, Robert Davenport, Talmadge Davenport and Walter Stephens.

The Bryan girls also placed second with strong play from Johnnie Bailey, Ann Morris, Pearl Hardy, Lure Norman and Wilma Lay.

In March Sara Frances Ellington won the county Spelling Bee.

In April the Jefferson F. F. A. swept all top awards in the Commerce fat cattle awards livestock exposition. Albert Logan’s black angus steer was overall grand champion.

Jefferson set seven track records in a tri - meet on April 2.

Jefferson won the Ninth District Track and Field Championship with 54 points.

Carroll Bufford announced he was leaving Jefferson to take the head football coach job at Lincolnton High school. He had served as Director of the Jefferson Mills Welfare Association, Day Camp Director and assistant high school football coach.

Coach Bufford coached the Lincoln County red Devils to a record of 5 - 5, 6 - 3 - 1, 7 - 2 - 1 and in 1960 his 12 - 0 team won the Georgia Class C state championship. He was selected as the Class C coach of the Year. In February of 1961 he was rushed to Veterans Hospital in Augusta where he died. The Football field in Lincoln County is named after the former Jefferson resident and former Red Devil Coach.

Jefferson had 50 seniors graduate.

Bryan High School had nine seniors to graduate.

The Jefferson baseball team consisted of Billy Ricks, Daniel Gasaway, Lewis Gailey, Don Tompkins, Omer Whitmire, Melvin Tolbert, Jerry “Ace” Adams, Gary Duke, Leroy Williamson and Milton Arnold.

On April 16 the Dragon baseball team lost to Commerce 12 - 3 in Commerce. They rebounded the following day to defeat Buford 7 - 3 at Memorial Field.

On April 23 at the Jefferson track the Dragons won a tri-meet by scoring 80 points to 35 for Tallulah Falls and 32 for Commerce.

Jefferson athletes won nine events and established new track records in five events. Those winners were; 440 yard relay - Monk Tolbert, Billy Ricks, Lewis Gailey, Don Tompkins - 46.7 ( New Record ), 120 yard high hurdles - Lewis Gailey - 16.8 ( New Record ), Mile run - Bobby Potter - 5:00.5 ( New Record ), 440 yard dash - Bennie Tompkins - 54.7 ( New record ), Mile Relay - Daniel Gasaway, Doc Berryman, Billy Ricks, Melvin Tolbert - 3:56.3, 880 yard run - Lewis Gailey - 2:10.2 ( New Record ), Broad Jump - Billy Ricks - 17’9”, Discus - Sewell Blackstack - 101’4”, High Jump - Lewis Gailey - 5’5”.


Jefferson qualified six athletes in 8 events for the state meet. Bobby Potter in the mile, Lewis Gailey in the 880 and High Hurdles, Benny Tompkins and Billy Ricks in the broad jump, Leroy Williamson in the High Hurdles, Tompkins in the 440 and 220 yard dash, and the Dragon relay team of Tompkins, Ricks, Gailey and Tolbert.

At the state meet in Macon Bobby Potter won the mile run in 4:49. Gailey placed second in the 440 and third in the high hurdles. Tompkins picked up a fourth place point in the 440 to give Jefferson 11 points and a fourth place finish.

With their second place or better finishes in their prospective events Bobby Potter and Lewis Gailey qualified for the All-classification track meet in Atlanta. In the meet Potter finished fourth in the mile, while Gailey also finished fourth in the 880 yard run.

Athletic Awards for the year were presented to Reba Ricks and Lewis Gailey for Most Valuable in girls and boys basketball. Billy Ricks won the Baseball Most Valuable Award. Lewis Gaily picked up the trophy in track. The Lions Club Sportsmanship awards went to Junan Davis and Charles Gilbert.

The Jefferson High school Graduating Class of 1957 had 50 members. They were;

Jerry Adams, Bradford Benson, Doc Berryman, Lewis Davis, Mercier Davis, Roy H. Evans, Jerry Frady, Harris Hardy, Bobby Harris, Jamie Harris, Leon Holmes, Theron Kesler, Edwin McClure, Glenn Martin, Jerry Mitchell, Johnny Parr, Billy Ricks, Melvin Shumake, Reese Spence, Ricky Thurman, Benny Tompkins, Roger whitehead, Leroy Williamson, Jerry Yarbrough, Stevie Blackstock, Mildred Bone, Marie Cody, Margaret Cooper, Claudie Davis, Betty Elrod, Doris Garrison, Linda Hale, Shirley Hall, Janice Irvin, Mary Frances McNeal, Kay McWhirter, Carlene Porter, Faye Sikes, Marie Smith, Mary Nell Sosebee, Peggy Stancil, Libby Voyles, Janice Waddell, Kathleen Whitehead, James Wilkes and Bobbie Wilson.

1957 football Cheerleaders were; Reba Ricks, Junan Davis, Linda Meade, Beth Pierce, Doris Skelton, Judy Burch, Elaine Murphy, Beverly Burch, Joanne Whitmire, and Alice Gilbert.

The 1957 Jefferson Dragon band had 116 members divided into three parts. These were;

The BEGINNING BAND - Flutes - Claire Adams, Eileen Bryan, Mildred Bryan, Mary Lee McElhannon, Kathy Ray, Clarinets - Laura Amos, Joyce Beatty, Carol Bridges, Randy Daniel, Johnny Fawcette, David Hancock, Ricky Langford, Judy Marlow, Richard Motes, Emmett Robertson, Walter Storey, Sherry Webb, Al Westmoreland, John Wood, Bass - Dwight Ayers, Joe Davis, Drums - Harry Beatty, Jimmy Benson, Harry Fowler, Charles Hooper, JUNIOR BAND - Flute - Ellen Garrison, Evelyn Venable, Jennis Wilson, Clarinets - John Bryan, Steve Collins, Kenny Stringer, Billy Stringer, Neda Stringer, Trombones - John Elrod, Kenneth McDonald, Trumpets - Harold Bone, Jerry Duke, Phillip Freeman, Joe Jackson, Martha Pinion, Mike Welborn, Dennis Wright, Charles Hill, French Horns - Jane Bolton, Conrad Lavender, ADVANCED BAND - Julia Stovall, Mary Ann Woodall, Judith Welchel, Sara Freeman, Judy Whitmire, Jane Jones, Diane Park, Tommy Elrod, Jane Melvin, Beverly Davis, Kay Simmons, Paddy Williams, Bill Nalley, Vickie Ray, Suzanne Moore, Danny Wilson, Mary Ellen Wilhite, Ann Melvin, Jean Jackson, Harrison McDonald, Gloria Spence, Norman Botelho, Lynda Massey, Ray Bridges, Douglas Legg, Kenneth Bridges, Larry Strickland, Larry Bullock, Noreen Botelho, Omer Whitmire, Betty McClure, Betty Moore, Ned Shumake, Linda Cole, Walter Tonge, Margaret Hancock, LaVerne Bridges, Mary Ruth Hicks, Glenda Gee, Mary Davis, Johnny Melvin, Ola Freeman, Henry Fite, Valerie Jones, Carol Duke, Billy Robinson, Sara Massey, Anna Bolton, Pat McMullan, Jack Garrison, Jean Jones, James Brewer and Mary Grace Curruth.

The 1957 Jefferson Dragons football team finished with a 6 - 4 record. Team members were;

James Stringer, Franklin Nichols, Albert Logan, Omer Whitmire, Herbert Wilson, Jackie Lyle, Sammy Scott, Sewell Blackstock, George Waddell, Tom Venable, Columbus Williamson, Monk Tolbert, Charles Anglin, Bobby Potter, Gary Duke, Lynn Brothers, John Kesler, Norman Botelho, Jeff Davis, Steve Jackson, James Aaron, Scotty Brooks, Wayne Foster, Charles Gilbert, Daniel Gasaway, Buddy Tolbert, Donald Lord, Dickie Storey and Manager John Davis.

 The Jefferson B-Team had six games scheduled for the season; Team members were;  Douglas Tatum, Larry Brooks, Brian Duke, Ralph Kinsey, James Wood, Darrell Curruth, Jerry Sailors, Richard Adams, Donald McEver, Weyman Mitchell, Billy Ray, Jimmy Sexton, Larry Gilbert, Jimmy Underwood, Harold Pettyjohn, Douglas Garrison and Harry Edwards.

In October Johnny Melvin was elected as the first President of the Jefferson Student Council.

A Jefferson Band Day was held at Jefferson High school and by the City of Jefferson.

In November the Jefferson and Commerce bands played at the Georgia-Alabama football games as part of their Band Day activities.


Other Sports and Activities around town . . .

The Jefferson Mills Basketball team remained undefeated at 4 - 0 with a 69 - 46 win over Commerce. Charles Middlebrooks scored 32 points to lead the Mill team.

The Mill basketball team took an undefeated 19 - 0 team to New Holland for the North Georgia Industrial League Tournament. They defeated Gainesville Mills 77 - 38 in their first game. The next night they were beaten by Young Harris College, the Georgia Junior College Champions by a score of 101 - 90.

Morris Dinwiddie led the team with 28 points, Henry Cabaniss scored 16 while Charlie Middlebrooks and Joe Defoor scored 11 points.

The 1957 Jefferson Mills Baseball team entered into the new 10 team Diamond league. Members were Jefferson, Commerce, Berea, Nicholson, Hull, Madison, Whitehall, Winterville, Dogsborough, Diamond Hill, and Whitehall.

The teams would play double headers at each others field to create a 36 game schedule.

The members of the mill team were; Charlie Middlebrooks, Jimmy McMullan, Wayne Wages, Henry Robinson, Dan Hutchins, Charlie Cox, John Godfrey, Davis Roberts, Locke Potts, Billy Sailors, Luther Wilkes, Riley Crumbly, Marvin Hall and J. T. Wilkes.

Davis Roberts served as manager of the team.

The Mill team opened the league with a double-header sweep at home against the Hull team as Manager Davis Roberts pitched a two-hitter with 6 strikeouts in an 8 - 2 win. In the second game the locals won 10-1 as Wayne Wages went 3 for 4 at the plate.

Three days later the mill team played the Jefferson Dragons Varsity and were beaten 9-8.

On April 28 the team faced Berea on their home field and won both games. J. T. Wilkes pitched four-hit ball in the opener and Davis Roberts was able to win the second game with a nine-hit performance when Locke Potts tripled in the last inning and scored on an error by the Berea shortstop.

On May 1 the Mill team entertained Whitehall. In a game that went 18 innings the Locals managed to pull out the win when Marvin Hall walked, stole second and scored on a single by Dan Hutchins. J. T. Wilkes pitched the entire 18 innings for the Jefferson team and scattered 12 hits in the 5 - 4 win.

Jefferson remained in first place in the league with a 7 - 0 record.

The following Saturday Jefferson lost their first game 3 - 0 to Diamond Hill. The local team came back to win the second game 6 - 0 on a Davis Roberts 3 hitter.

The locals faced Athens in Athens for first place in the league. The Mill won the first game behind Wilkes 7 - 2. Athens took the second game 3 - 2. Jefferson remained in first place in the league.

After 12 games, Charlie Middlebrooks was hitting .396 to lead the team. Marvin Hall was at .333 and Dan Hutchins was batting .326.

J. T. Wilkes had a pitching record of 8 - 0, Davis Roberts was 3 - 0, Luther Wilkes was 1 - 0 and Raymond Adams was 0 - 2.

Day Camp opened on June 10.

100 campers took part in the Day Camp water pageant in July.

Members of the various tribes for this year were;


During the coming weeks of Day Camp there was an article in the Herald each week featuring one of the six tribes at Day Camp. The first tribe  featured was the Cherokee. . . .

Many, many years ago in the hills of Northwestern Georgia was a tribe of Indians called the Cherokees. There were Indians of the same tribe living in the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. This tribe in Georgia was different from others. It had a strong central government. In the year 1825 Sequoyah, a member of their tribe made up an alphabet for the Cherokee people. Many Cherokee became literate in their own language and they began to publish a newspaper of their own at their capitol city of New Echota( Near where Calhoun, Georgia is located today. The name of the newspaper was the Cherokee Phoenix. It took force fro the government to move these Indians to Oklahoma and many of them went to the mountains of North Carolina and their decendents live there today.

Our Cherokee at Day Camp have a strong central organized government. This government is led by Chief Woodrow Stewart, who is assisted by Gary Duke and Gloria Langford. Woodrow, tennis director, is a former Jefferson High School star athlete. He lettered in Football and baseball at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, during his freshman year. Woodrow, though he believes in strict discipline and organization is loved by every member of the tribe.

Gary, Baseball instructor, plays football, Basketball, Baseball and runs track at Jefferson High school. Gary will be a sophomore next year.

The strength that this tribe has is found in its many members. The following information gives the community from which they come and their names and their parents names.


Ostell Anglin, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Anglin; Claire Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Adams; Harold Dean Adams, Mrs. Fred Blalock; Bobbie Jane Blackstock, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Blackstock; Noreen Botelho, Mr. and Mrs. John Botelho; Mildred Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Bryan, Jr.; Eileen Bryan, Mr. and. Mrs Morris Bryan, Jr.; Joyce Beatty, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Beatty; Jackie Carroll Bufford, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Bufford; Billy Bond, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Bond; Jimmy Charles Benson, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Benson; Bobby Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bailey; Leslie Burk, Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Burk; Mike Blackwell, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Blackwell; Thomas Bond, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Bond; Harold Bone, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Bone; Carl Brewer, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brewer; Barbara Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. Mr. H. P. Barnett, Terry Cotton, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cotton, Billy Crumley, Mrs. Claudia Lynn; Hubert Crumley, Mrs. Claudia Lynn; Johnny Colvard, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Colvard; Edward Childers, Mrs. Irdie Childers; Danny Carithers, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Carithers; Deborah Kay Carter, Mr. and Mrs. James Carter; Donna Cobb, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cobb; David Carter, Mr. and Mrs. James Carter; Diane Couch, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Couch; Angela Couch, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Couch; John Cody, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Cody; Mike Cotton, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cotton; Carolyn Covington, Mr. and Mrs. Hoke Covington; Janice Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Carter: James Carithers, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Carithers; Melody Ann Carithers, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carithers; John Bryan. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Bryan.


Floyd Theron Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. Theron Boyd; Beverly Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Baird; Dorothy Rebecca Baird, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Baird; Patricia Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Baird; Leanne Lanette Berryman, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Berryman; Sandra Faye Baird, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Baird; Bobby Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Boyd; Willie Everett Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Baxter; James Harry Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Baird; Michael Banks, Mr. and Mrs. Zeanos Banks; Nancy Bailes, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bailes, Wanda Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Baird; Victor Baird, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Baird; Patty Brock, Mrs. Lucille Brock; Patsy Carol Bailes, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bailes; Billy Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Clark; Jimmy Cornett, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Cornett; Bobby Cornett, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Cornett; Cathy Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Clark; Joyce Clark, Mrs. Joy Clark; Jimmy Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Clark; Betty Cash, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Cash; Roger Cash, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Cash; Douglas Cruce, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Cruce.


Clyde Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Baker; Bobby Baird, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Baird; Peggy Sue Cronic, Mr. and Mrs. Sims Cronic.


Nancy Gail Benton, Mr. and Mrs. Verner Benton, Brenda Faye Benton, Mr. and Mrs. Verner Benton; Beverly Carol Benton, Mr. and Mrs. Verner Benton; Martha Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Crawford; Paula Ann Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Crawford; Bobby Crenshaw, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Crenshaw; Ronald Crenshaw, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Crenshaw; Mose Gordon Chandler, Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Chandler; Kathy Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Mac Carter; Sandra Carter, Mrs. Grace Carter.

Brockton Road

Gail Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Boyd; Jerry Brock, Mr. and Mrs. Hayne Brock.


Carroll Telford Brock, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Brock; Larry Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Brooks; Harold Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Baird; Kenneth Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. John Bradley; Sonnie Lawrence Brothers, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Brothers; Sidney Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Brown; Johnny Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Cooper.


Jimmy Lee Barnett, Mr. and Mrs. Otis barnett; Ray Chester, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Chester; Cathryn Chester, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Chester.


Beverly Jo Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bell; Cheryl Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. James Bennett; Michael Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. James Bennett; Bobby Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bell.


Lois Ann Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bell.


Tommy Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Chambers.

McLemoresville, Tennessee

George Adams, Mr. and Mrs. G. T. Adams.


A group of children at Day Camp whose last names start with P, Q, R, and S have the tribe name of Apaches. The Original Apache Tribe was 7,000 in number and lived in the state of Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico until driven further west by the Comanche Indians in the 18th century.

The Apaches at Day Camp will be driven nowhere. They are a group of 86 friendly Indians who are the archery champs at Day Camp. So there in that sentence is two good reasons why they are not going anywhere.

These Indians are led by Peggy Cleveland, who is the Nature Study director at Day Camp. Peggy graduated from Martha Berry College this past June and will serve on the Jefferson High School Faculty this coming fall.

Billy Ricks, baseball director and Jeff Davis, golf instructor, are Peggy’s two assistants.

Billy graduated from Jefferson High school this past June where he had been an athletic star for the past three years. This fall Billy has plans of entering Southern Tech at Chamblee, Georgia.

Jeff is the son of Coach and Mrs. John W. Davis. He is the youngest member of the staff but seems to know as much or more about what he teaches as his father does about football. Next year Jeff will be a freshman at Jefferson High School.

The names of the campers and their parent's names who make up this tribe are listed below by the areas where they live.


Larry Pardue, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Pardue; Judy Page, Mrs. C. A. Page; Carlotta Patton, Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Patton; Billy Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Roberts; Barbara Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Roberts; Claudette Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Rhodes; Martha Standridge, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Standridge; Elaine Short, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Short; Elaine Summerour, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Gilbert; Ronald Pittman, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Pittman; John Richey, Mr. and Mrs. John Richey; Mike Richey, Mr. and Mrs. John Richey; Rip Radcliffe. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Radcliff; Elaine Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Shirley; Sandra Short, Mr. and Mrs. Earl short; Ramelle Standridge, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Standridge; Ray Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stewart.


John Parks, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Parks; Jimmy Patterson, Mrs. Margaret Patterson; Carolyn Patterson, Mrs. Margaret Patterson; Lois Patton, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Patton; Brenda Peppers, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Sunday Peppers; Teresa Peppers, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Sunday Peppers; Martha Pinion, Mr. And Mrs. Charlie Pinion; Lois Patton, Mr. and Mrs. Oden Patton; Linda Patton, Mr. and Mrs. Oden Patton; Vickie Ray, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Ray; Mike Rankin, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Rankin; Cathy Ray, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Ray; Dicky Storey, Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Storey; Richard Smith, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith; Joan Sexton, Mrs. Sue Sexton; Neda Stringer, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Stringer; Randal Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Bryon Smith; Billy Patton, Mrs. Opal Anglin; Patricia Porter, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Porter, Roger Pharris, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pharris; Jimmy Pirkle, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Pirkle; Barbara Pope, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Simmons; Vivian Pardue, Mr. and Mrs. Coy Pardue; Raymond Pope, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Simmons: Tommy Ricks, Mr. And Mrs. A. J. Ricks, Brenda Ricks, Mr. And Mrs. A. J. Ricks, Bobby Ray, Mr. And Mrs. Hollis B. Ray; Billy Ray, Mr. and Mrs. Hollis B. Ray; Tim Rankin, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Rankin; Jean Roberts, Mrs. James Roberts; Douglas Shumake, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Shumake; Carolyn Samples, Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Samples; Posey Storey, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Storey; Bryant Strickland, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Strickland; Charles Pinion, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Pinion, Beverly Pass, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Pass; Frances Swancey, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Swancey; Jerry Strickland, Mrs. Louise Strickland; Sammy Shropshire, Mr. and Mrs. Myrtice Shropshire; Gloria Spence, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Spence; Wylene Silman, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Silman; Tommy Sorrow, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Sorrow; Hattie Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Simmons; Sandra Strickland, Mrs. Louise Strickland.


Dianne Parks, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Parks; Jimmy Stowe, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stowe; Dianne Stowe, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stowe; Kay Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Shaw.


Quinton Streetman, Mr. and Mrs. Luke Streetman.


Virginia Summerour, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Gilbert.


Richard Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Reeves; Wallace Reeves, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Reeves.


Sharolyn Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Reid.

The only tribe of Indians at Jefferson Day Camp who were not named after an old Indian tribe is the tribe of Hawks. Their name is original and truly their own. Last year the Hawk tribe were the winners of the singing contest in assembly and came in second this year. They showed themselves to be a great tribe by being first place winners in the tribe competition at Johnson’s lake last Friday.

The Chief fro this tribe is Junan Davis, waterfront director, and her assistants are Norman Botelho, Mary Davis and Margaret Hancock.

Junan is the daughter of Coach and Mrs. John W. Davis. Next year Junan will be a senior at Jefferson High School where she is a football cheerleader and basketball player.

Norman will be a senior, also, next year at Jefferson High school. He is the son of Mr. And Mrs. John Botelho. At Day Camp he serves as Camping and Hiking Instructor.

Mary and Margaret will both be sophomores at Jefferson High school next year. Mary is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Davis and is an apprentice instructor in photography. Margaret is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nat Hancock and is an apprentice instructor in swimming.

The following names and the names of their parents are listed below. It is these campers who can be heard at efferson Day Camp singing “Glory, Glory to the Hawk Tribe - H-A-W-K”.


John Davis, Mr and Mrs. J. W. Davis; Brian Duke, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Duke; Barbara Denton, Mr. and Mrs. Floyce Denton; Beverly Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Dalton; Pricilla Daves, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Daves; Sandra Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. Hub Duncan; Sara Frances Ellington, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ellington; John Elrod, Mr. and Mrs. Frary Elrod; Tommy Elrod, Mr. and Mrs. Frary Elrod, Dennis Elrod, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Elrod, John Ellington, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Ellington, Diane Everett, Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Janie Everett; Tim Fleeman, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Alexander; Jerry Gerrin, Mrs. Coetta Gerrin, Richard Gerrin, Mrs. Coetta Gerrin; Ellen Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Garrison; Damon Gause, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Carter; Jack Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Garrison; Ellen Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Coy Hall; J. W. Holloway, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Anglin, David Hay, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Blalock; Charles Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Onnie Hill; Sue Ellen Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Hayes; David Hancock, Mr. And Mrs. Nat Hancock; Charles Hooper, Mr. and Mrs. Boyce Hooper; Walter Hogan, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Hogan; Debbie Hogwood, Mr. and Mrs. Eva Hogwood; Elizabeth Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Onnie Hill; Ann Jarrett, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jarrett; Ronnie Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Johnson; Tommy Denton, Mr. and Mrs. Floyce Denton; Billy Duke, Mrs. Sara Duke; Jerry Duke, Mr. and Mrs. M. N. Duke; Jr.; Roger Dixon, Mrs. G. B. Dixon; Diane Elrod, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Elrod,; Johnny Faucett, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Faucett; Claude Godfrey, Mr. and Mrs. John Godfrey; Randal Griffith, Mr. And Mrs. Ray Griffith; Bobby Van Griffith, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Griffith; Doyle Healen, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Healen; Ralph Healen, Mr. And Mrs. Clarence Healen; Homer Huntsinger, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Huntsinger; Joan Hanson, Mr. And Mrs. J. W. Segars; Jimmy Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Segars; Carol Jarrett, Mr. And Mrs. Mac Jarrett.


Alice Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Gilbert; David Gooch, Mr. and Mrs. Dover Gooch; Bob Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Gooch; Jimmy Hawkins, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hawkins; Charles Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Evans; Ronnie Faulkner, Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Faulkner; Harry Clay Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Fowler; William Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Flint Gilbert; Ronnie Gillespie, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Gillispie; Kenneth Head, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Head; Ralph Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Jackson.


Carol Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Freeman; Jean Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Sam freeman; Judy Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Freeman, Randall Faulkner, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Faulkner; Brenda Gaddis, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Gaddis; Sharon Hester, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Hester; Frankie Hester, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hester; Edward Escoe, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Escoe; James Gittens, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Gittens; Virginia Gable, Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Gable; Elray Hayes, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Hayes.


Larry Hutchins, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hutchins.


Dianne Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Garrison; Douglas Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Garrison; Dennis Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Garrison; Larry Hubbard, Mr. and Mrs. Benny Hubbard; Swain Hubbard, Mr. and Mrs. Benny Hubbard; Martha Jacks, Mr. and Mrs. Blanton Jacks.


Sandra Duck, Mr. and Mrs. Legree Duck; Carol Duck, Mr. and Mrs. Legree Duck; Nickie Duck, Mr. and Mrs. Branson Duck; Randal Duck, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Duck.


Linda Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Jackson; Kay Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Jackson; Nancy Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Jackson.


Laurel Drake, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drake; Christopher Drake, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Drake.

Augusta, Georgia

Judy Hancock, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Rinker.

Winder, Georgia

Charles Hogan, Mr. and Mrs. Stoy Hogan; Ellen Hogan, Mr. and Mrs. Stoy Hogan; William Hogan, Mr. and Mrs. Stoy Hogan.

Chamblee, Georgia

Rita Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hutchinson.

Sumter, South Carolina

Martha Jones, Mr. and Mrs. I. T. Jones.

Tucker, Georgia

Patricia Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Freeman.

Marietta, Georgia

Eugene Gittens, Mr. And Mrs. Alton Gittens.

Cornelia, Georgia

Paige Gasaway, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Gasaway; Bob Gasaway, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Gasaway.

The Mohawk Tribe at Day Camp have the same name of a tribe of a North America tribe of Indians. Many years ago in the state of New York and in Quebec, Canada, lived a branch of the Iroquoian Indians called the Mohawks. This tribe was 10,000 in number. The Mohawks at Day Camp are not this large in Number but are one of the largest tribes at Day Camp.

Lee Strozier, singing and dancing director, a first grade teacher from Carrollton, Georgia, along with Johnny Melvin, Swimming Pool Manager, is leader of this tribe.

The members of this tribe, their parents’ names, and the area they are from are listed below.


Joyce Kinsey, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Kinsey; Sandra Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Knight, Linda Kinsey, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Kinsey; Janie Kinsey, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Kinsey; Jerry Legg, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Legg; Rita Legg, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Legg; Jimmy Legg, Mr. and Mrs. P. Lord; Beth Lavender, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lavender; Conrad Lavender, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lavender; Raymong Otting, Mrs. Guynelle Otting; Jimmy Morris, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Morris; Jerry Moore, Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Moore; Ann Melvin, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Melvin; Richard Motes, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Motes; Linda Moore. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Moore; Joan Moore, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Moore; Suzanne Moore, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Moore; Billy Patton, Mrs. Opal Anglin; Ann Porter, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Porter; Roger Pharris, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pharris; Jimmy Pirkle, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Pirkle, Barbara Pope, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Simmons; Vivian Pardue, Mr. and Mrs. Coy Pardue; Patricia Porter, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Porter; Dan King, Mr. And Mrs. C. E. King; Jerry Ledford, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Ledford; Jack Lyle, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Lyle; James Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Como Lee; Judy Ledford, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Ledford; Laverne McDougle, Mr. And Mrs. Hubert McDougle; Hubert McDougle, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert McDougle; Joseph McDougle, Mr. And Mrs. Richard McDougle: Barbara McDougle, Mr. and Mrs. Richard McDougle; Judy Marlowe, Mr. and Mrs. Buck Marlowe; Annie Martin, Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Martin; Harold Mauldin, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Mauldin; James Nix, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Nix; Roy Nix, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Nix; Dennis Nix, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Nix; Jerry Nash, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Nash; Eunice Nash, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Nash; Ronald Pittman, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Pittman; Raymond Pope, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Simmons; Charles Pinion, Mr. And Mrs. Charlie Pinion; Ronald McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Benny McDonald; Odell Minish, Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Minnish; Beverly Benton, Mr. and Mrs. Dub Minish; Wanda Minish, Mr. and Mrs. Dub Minnish; Robert Oliver, Mrs. Mary Oliver.

Center, Georgia

Palmer Pace, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Pace.

Hoschton, Georgia

Micheal Ledford, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Ledford; Richard Gary Langford, Mr. and Mrs. John Langford; Thad Pirkle, Mr. and Mrs. Thad Pirkle; Frances Pirkle, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pirkle; Billy Ledford, Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Ledford; Larry Loggins, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Loggins; June Langford, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Langford; Sandra McNeal, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. McNeal; Yendell Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Menvell Martin; Sandra Melton, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Anderson.

Maysville, Georgia

James Langford, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Langford; Richard Langford, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Langford; Charles McNeal, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. McNeal; Martha Mason, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mason; Joanne Maddox, Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Maddox; Faye Maddox, Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Maddox, Ronald Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin; Tony Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Martin; Jerri Ann McNeal, Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. McNeal; David Lentz, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Lentz; Grace Langford, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Langford; Linda McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Reese Evans; Larry McFalls, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McFalls; Richard McFalls, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McFalls; William Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Murphy; Patricia Mason, Mr. And Mrs. J. C. Mason, Thomas Mangum, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mangum; Leanne Parks, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Parks.

Talmo, Georgia

Vickie Murphy, Mrs. Mildred Murphy.

Nicholson, Georgia

Martha Miller, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Miller; Gloria Miller, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Miller; Linda Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. James . Palmer; James Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. James Palmer.

Deep down in the Florida everglades live a group of Indians with the tribe name of Seminoles. Them and their ancestors have been living here for many hundred of years. It is here they have found their living.

These Indians probably have never played ping pong but there are some Seminoles at Day Camp who are the ping pong champions among the tribes at Day Camp.

The Day Camp Seminoles are led by Reverend Miller Decker, Crafts Director at Jefferson Day Camp. He is assisted by Linda Meade and Omer Whitmire.

Reverend Decker is the Pastor of the First Christian Church in Jefferson.

Omer Whitmire is the son of Mrs. Omer Whitmire of Jefferson. Omer is the camp archery director.

Linda is the Camp swimming instructor. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Meade of Jefferson. She will be a senior next year at Jefferson High School where she is a cheerleader and basketball player.

The names of the campers and their parents’ names who make up the Seminole tribe are listed below by areas;


Connie Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Taylor; Earl Tompkins, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Tompkins; Rick Taylor, Mrs. Norma Dalton; Judy whelchel, Mrs. C. B. Whelchel; Jan Wages, Barbara Wages, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Wages; Jack Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Wilson, Tommy Whitmire, Mrs. Omer Whitmire; Sara Wilkes, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wilkes; James Wilkes, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wilkes; Jennie Wilson, Mrs. Paul Wilson; Paddy Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams; Buddy Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey C. Williams; Joe Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Williams; Carolyn Tolbert, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Tolbert; Buster Tolbert, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Tolbert; Betty Sue Tolbert, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Tolbert, Buck Tolbert, Mr. And Mrs. Joe Ed Tolbert; Douglas Tatum, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Tatum; Virginia Voyles, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Voyles; Evelyn Venable, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Venable; Mays Venable, Mr. and Mrs. Mays Venable; George Whitfield, Mr. and Mrs. George Whitfield; Louis Wilhite, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Henderson; Hilda Wood, Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Wood; Dianne Whitehead, Mr. and Mrs. George Whitehead; Kay Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wood; Howell Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wilson, Jr.; Kay Wood, Mr. And Mrs. Frank Wood; Evelyn Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wilson; Sheila Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Williamson; Al Westmoreland, Mr. and Mrs. Al Westmoreland; Danny Wofford, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wofford; Herbert Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilson; Danny Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Webbie Wilson; Brenda Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wilson, Jr.; Linda Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Lisa Wilson; Leslie Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Williamson; Clarice Wilkes, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wilkes.


Virginia White, Mrs. Heywood White.


Jerry Tolbert, Mr. and Mrs. C. Y. Tolbert.


Judy Whitmire, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Whitmire.


Hillard White, Mr. and Mrs. Herman White; Billy White, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Wilkes; Mary Weatherly, Mrs. Maude Weatherly; Jimmy Waters, Mr. and Mrs. James Waters.


John Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Webb, Carolyn Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Webb.


Faye Thompson, Mrs. Bertha Thompson; Vera Thompson, Mrs. Bertha Thompson; Tommy Touchstone, Mrs. Sue Touchstone: Billy Touchstone, Mrs. Sue Touchstone; Cheryl Vickery, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vickery, Carolyn Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Brown; Steve Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Wilson; Marie Jane Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Joe B. Wood; Carol Watson, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Watson; Hazel Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Webb; Donald Wilbanks, Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Wilbanks; Larry Wilbanks, Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Wilbanks; Judy Wilbanks, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilbanks; Mayo Wilbanks, Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Wilbanks.


Wanda Tolbert, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ed Tolbert: Janet Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Tolbert.


Eugene Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Watkins; Billy Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Watkins; Robbie Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Watkins; Betty Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Watkins; Ralph Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Watkins; Bobby Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Watkins; Willene Wright, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wright.

Athens, Georgia

Steve Turnell, Mrs. Charles Owens; Sandra Venable, Mrs. Dorothy Venable.

North Ellenton, South Carolina

Jimmy Tolbert, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Tolbert.

Warner Robbins, Georgia

Bobbie Jean Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Thomas.

Watkinsville, Georgia

Edwin Varner, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Varner; Lemuel Varner, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Varner, Ellen Varner, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Varner.

Crawford, Georgia

Kenny Venable, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Venable.

Sandy Creek, Georgia

Joe Wardlaw, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wardlaw.

Dayton, Ohio

Hazel Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Webb.

Little Beavers

At Jefferson day Camp the Little Beaver staff has had the opportunity to work with over 150 small children in Jackson County. The ages of this group are four years old to eight years old.

The Little beaver staff has endeavored to teach them a little about swimming, songs and dances, games, crafts, and many other things that they have fun doing. The most important things that they have tried to teach them was how to get along with others, how to enjoy playing in large groups and how to make friends.

Libby Powell is the director of this group. She graduated from Georgia State College for Women in 1956 and served as a second grade teacher in Carrollton, Georgia for this past year. She is 23 years old and her home town is Shannon, Georgia. Libby is the sister of Mrs. Charlie Cox, the former Louise Powell.

Libby’s three assistants are;

Carlene Porter; Carlene graduated from Jefferson High school this past June. She plans to enter the University of Georgia in the fall.

Reba Ricks; Reba will be a senior at Jefferson High school this fall. Last year she served as captain of the girls’ basketball team. She is also a football cheerleader.

Doris Decker; Mrs. Decker is the wife of Reverend Miller Decker, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson.

Jane Melvin and Brenda samples have served as apprentice instructors on the Little Beaver Staff. They will both be freshmen at Jefferson High School this fall.


Ellen Hall, Paddy Williams, Beth Tolbert, and Kenneth Ledford were named Campers of the Year at the Indian pageant.

The summer Junior leagues were divided into the Mite league and the Major League.

Mite League teams and players were;

Hornets - Henry Bowles, David Hancock, Thomas Bonds, Leon Moon, Billy Duke, James Lee and Charles Pinion.

Bees; Jerry Gearin, Buck Tolbert, Mike Cotton, Terry Catlett, Mose Chandler, Bill Burroughs, Al Westmoreland, Raymond Pope, Bobby Ray and Claude Godfrey.

Wasps; Robert Taylor, Carl Brewer, Billy Mitchell, George Kesler, David Gooch, Bobby Aaron and Joe Cornett.

Jackets; Hubert Crumley, Danny Carithers, Terry Cotton, Ronnie Johnson, John Davis, Tim Rankin, Jimmy Pirkle and Cecil Buffington.

The Bees won both halves of the season to sweep the title.

Major League teams were;

Mohawks; Brian Duke, Larry Wood, Ed Childers, Buddy Tolbert, Billy Ray, J. W. Holloway, Mike Rankin, Johnny Fawcett, Johnny Colvard, Henry Fite and Mike Welborn.

Wildcats; Larry Brooks, Dugar Strickland, Jeff Davis, Tommy Carithers, Douglas Tatum, Mike Arnold, Jerry Waddell, Ralph Healan, Raymond Otting and Billy Bonds.

Braves; Jerry Middlebrooks, Danny Allen, Herbert Wilson, Ronald Wood, Tommy Ricks, Steve Collins, Randy whitehead and Charles Hall.

Tigers; Roger Jackson, Mike Blackwell, Tommy Whitmire, Larry Strickland, Don Tompkins, Damon Gause, Maylon Davis, Ralph Kinsey, Douglas Hunter, Douglas Garrison and Joe Ginn.

The Braves won both halves of the season to win the overall major league title. Herbert Wilson led the league in homeruns with 6.

Day Camp enrollment reached an all time high of 543 in the third week of June.

The sixth annual water pageant was held at Memorial Field on July 26.

Day Campers of the Year were Beth Tolbert and Kenneth Ledford for the “Little Beavers.”

The older group saw Ellen Hall and Paddy Williams win the honors.

After the festivities Mr. Morris Bryan made the announcement that Coach Carroll “Buddy” Bufford was leaving for the Lincoln County head football and athletic director position.

The fall football youth leagues opened in Mid-September with two midget teams. They were called the “Bulldogs” and the “Yellow Jackets.”

Team members were; Bulldogs - Donald Skelton, Sandy Hicks, Paddy Williams, Jack Wilson, Carl Brewer, Danny Glenn, Johnny Colvard, Damon Gause, Bobby Aaron and Lynn Bledsoe.

The Yellow Jacket team was; I H. Sealy, Tommy Whitmire, Roger Jackson, Johnny Pruitt, Richard Gearin, John Davis, John Ellington, Ronnie Faulkner, Larry Morgan and Billy Carithers.

There were enough participants for four Mite teams. Those teams were the; Blue Birds - Thomas Bond, Mike Cotton, Bobby Gailey, Billy Mitchell, John Bryant, Henry Hicks, Richard Motes and Terry Beatty.

Georgia Tech - Terry Cotton, Ricky Taylor, David Hancock, Stevie Berryman, Doyle Healan, Bobby Ray, Southworth Bryan, Stevie Hayne and James Stovall.

Redskins - Buck Tolbert, Terry Couch, Tony Beatty, Ostell Anglin, Billy Duke, Henry Bowles, Al Westmoreland, Larry Stewart and Bill Bledsoe.

Junior Dragons - George Kesler, Jimmy Williams, Jerry Gearin, Gene Stewart, Bobby Freeman, Joe Williams, Cary Carter, Ronnie Stover and Claude Godfrey.


After 47 consecutive victories, Oklahoma's record-setting win streak came to an end on Nov.16, 1957.

A year after the Sooners had handed Notre Dame its worst-ever defeat at home (40–0), the Irish paid them back with a 7–0 shutout at Owen Field in Norman. The lone touchdown was scored by Dick Lynch with 3:50 left in the game.

The defeat was Oklahoma's only loss in 10 regular season games, but it was enough to prevent a third straight national title. The Sooners did win the Orange Bowl, however, beating Duke 48–21.

AP and UP disagreed on who the new Number One team should be, AP selected Auburn (10–0) but UP liked Ohio State (8–1). Michigan State (also 8–1) placed third in both polls.

Auburn began the decade by going (0–10). Shug Jordan became coach in 1951 and had the Tigers in the Gator Bowl by '53. Four years later, they not only won their first national championship, but their first SEC title as well. Unfortunately the program was on probation and the team was ineligible for the Sugar Bowl.

Ohio State lost its opening game to TCU then won eight straight, including a come-from-behind, 17–13 win over No.6 Iowa for the Big Ten title. Coach of the Year Woody Hayes sent his Buckeyes into the Rose Bowl as heavy favorites, but they were lucky to beat Oregon, 10–7.

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